TV Asahi Drama Special 2016 ~ Gold Woman

Gold Woman

Date: From 9.00 p.m., 28 May 2016
Scriptwriter: Terada Toshio (Doctor X Seasons 2 – 3, Mayonaka no Panya-san, Kumo no Kaidan)
Original Work: School no Yoru by Ashizaki Sho
Cast: Koyuki, Suzuki Honami, Suruga Taro, Ibu Masato, Rokkaku Seiji, Yano Koji, Megumi, Sugawara Daikichi, Yoshiyuki Kazuko, Yamamoto Gaku, Murakami Hiroaki
Synopsis: Teito Bank employee Yoshizawa Tamaki (Koyuki) is on its career track. She has been promoted at an exceptional speed for a female by working furiously and selected to be the head the General Planning Department’s Related Business Unit. Tamaki is ordered by the new president of the bank Kaida Takehiko (Teraizumi Ken) to break up a subsidiary, Teito Business Service, and layoff its 200 employees. Teito Business Service’s cumulative deficit have grown worse in recent years and Kaida is determined to avert losses in his first year in office. Because her senior Yajima Mai (Suzuki Honami) was the one who recommended her for this post, Tamaki must succeed. She walks into Teito Business Service accompanied by her subordinate Saida Tsutomu (Suruga Taro). However, the employees who have become the target of layoffs including managing director Yasuhara Yoshio (Sugawara Daikichi) and the welfare service division manager Shoji Yoshihiko (Rokkaku Seiji) vehemently protest. On the other hand, the general affairs department manager Kikuta Yusuke (Murakami Hiroaki), who is seconded from Teito Bank, is branded a traitor and earns the resentment of the employees of Teito Business Service. But he quietly deals with the tough job of retirement incentives under Tamaki’s instructions. Kikuta was also the man who taught Tamaki all about her job when she joined the bank 15 years ago. Meanwhile, Saida brings unexpected information. It was actually Mai who drew up this callous restructuring plan and suggested it to Kaida. Mai should have headed the unit, but she recommended Tamaki and got herself an even loftier position, that of the deputy general manager of the Financing Department. In other words, Mai had discreetly pushed the dirty work to Tamaki. She was set up? Tamaki had believed that she was promoted because of her own ability. In the middle of the jumble of paranoia and doubt, she realises the secret role that Teito Business Service has shouldered for many years. Teito Business Service is an illegal company and a central part of the bank’s shady dealings … … Official Website:

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